# Data Handling Project - mean, median, mode, range

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An Excellent cumulative project reviewing:

•Target Populations

•Sample Groups (random or convenient)

•Data collection (surveys, measurement)

•Displaying data in table, graphs, and charts

•Calculating mean, median, mode, and range

•Outliers and biases

Students work in small groups to answer a question of their choosing. They must define their target population and then select a random or convenient sample group. Once the data is collected, they must find the mean, median, mode, and range of the data in order to answer the original answer. Groups must determine if there are any outliers or biases affecting their overall conclusions. Each group will create a poster displaying their findings. They will then present to the class. Finally, they will complete peer/group evaluations. Everything you need (worksheets, rubrics, peer evaluations, example projects) are included!!

I love hanging the posters around the school. Many of the students/teachers participated in the data collection process so they are anticipating the BIG REVEAL of riveting answers!

What is the average number of Fortnite wins for a sixth grade boy?

What is the average number of hours a 6th grader sleeps each night?

What is the average amount of time 6th graders spend on homework each night?

What is the average height of a 7th grader?

What is the average free throw average of an 8th grader?

What’s included?

•Timeline and Teacher Tips (pg 2)

•Student worksheet w/ rubric (pg 3-4)

•Poster and Presentation rubric (pg 5)

•Peer Evaluation (pg 6)

•Example projects (pg 7)

Have fun!!

Use data from a random sample to draw inferences about a population with an unknown characteristic of interest. Generate multiple samples (or simulated samples) of the same size to gauge the variation in estimates or predictions. For example, estimate the mean word length in a book by randomly sampling words from the book; predict the winner of a school election based on randomly sampled survey data. Gauge how far off the estimate or prediction might be.
Understand that statistics can be used to gain information about a population by examining a sample of the population; generalizations about a population from a sample are valid only if the sample is representative of that population. Understand that random sampling tends to produce representative samples and support valid inferences.
Relating the choice of measures of center and variability to the shape of the data distribution and the context in which the data were gathered.
Giving quantitative measures of center (median and/or mean) and variability (interquartile range and/or mean absolute deviation), as well as describing any overall pattern and any striking deviations from the overall pattern with reference to the context in which the data were gathered.
Describing the nature of the attribute under investigation, including how it was measured and its units of measurement.
Total Pages
7 pages
Included with rubric
Teaching Duration
4 days
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